Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to an exceptional teacher and community leader in Surrey.
For more than two decades, Sullivan Heights' Marc Pelech has helped develop young artists across Surrey and build a more liveable community through public art projects. His students discover the context of art by partnering and creating art with purpose. The skills they learn put them years ahead of their peers.
Marc and his students are creating a positive identity on the fresh canvas of our young city.
I congratulate Marc for his leadership and for receiving a certificate of excellence from the Prime Minister.